Originally posted by mdshooter
As some others have ponted out - a lot depends on what he wants to hunt. 7.62x39 is quite adequate for much North American game
i havent seen many hollow points in 7.62x39, but if you can find some it would probably be adequate to drop a deer to 200 yards.
i would still rather use a .308 winchester (7.62x51NATO) they have more inherent accuracy, and more velocity.
.308 winchester is just as powerful as .30-06 since they have nearly the same charges, and bullet design/weight.
just ask the S.W.A.T. snipers.